I do a lot of searching on E-Bay for various things, and I have noticed that a lot of people have difficulty with 'spelling'. In the following paragraphs, I have given just a few of the many wierd and unusual way words have been used. For example; when they wrote 'Died' (Gone to Heaven), what they really meant to write was 'Dyed' (Changed Color). Get the Idea ? I will list the various world found, with a comment, followed by a / (slash), then the word that should have been used.
Died (Gone to Heaven) / Dyed (changed Color); Pure Bread (with Flour) / Pure Bred (Horsie); Grate (Opening cover) / Great (Excellant); Do (Effect) / Due (Bills, bills, bills); Nastalga / Nostalgia; Naval (Ships at Sea) / Navel (Belly Button); Fossil (Petrified Organic Remains) / Old (Passed Its Prime [ like me ]). Inferred (To Indicate) / Infrared ( Invisible Light); Dose Not (Forget the Pills) / Does Not ( Can't Be); Broach (Tool for Making Holes) / Brooch (Pin to wear); Emplied / Implied; Commemorable / Commemorative; Medal (Decoration) / Metal ( To make medal ); also Metal / Medal; Excavation ( Hole in the ground) / Extension (Lengthen); Verses (Parts of a Poem) / Versus (Against); Londanary / Londonderry; Lenght / Length; Angel (With wings) / Angle (With degrees); Beatle (Musical group) / Beetle ( A pesky bug); Erie (City on Lake Erie) / Eerie (Creepy); Feint (Attack) / Faint (Weak); Insolated (kept away) / Insulated (Kept cold); Fascinator (Charmer) / Fastener (Holder); Cheep / Cheap; Vary / Very; Serf (Peasant) / Surf (For beach bums); Brake (Slow the car) / Break (If the brakes don't work).
These three words were found on the same page; Scenner / Scanner; Reachareable / Rechargeable; Documet / Document.
My favorite was one where someone misread a label inside a Russian Balalaika (Musical Instrument) To them the word appearted to be NACNOPT, but it was actually the Russian word PASPORT.
This one is really funny; LIEDER HAUSEN for LEDERHOSEN. Lederhosen is German for Leather Pants, while Lieder Hausen would translate to House where songs dwell, but could also have the connotation, "Keeping A Disorderly House"
This list does not include wrong or misspelled words by non-English speaking persons, on foreign web sites or on E-Bay. They can be forgiven. After all, English is difficult to use correctly. Does anyone know what a 'Gerund' or 'Partciple' is ? I never could figure out what they were.
Always, and I emphasize, ALWAYS, check and double-check your spelling. Nothing ruins an otherwise nice web site or E-Bay presentation faster than poor spelling and poor grammer